Nov. 23, 2016 Staff Report
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer visited the Razi School, an Islamic school located at 55-11 Queens Blvd., this morning to reassure students, parents, and faculty that Queens values people of all religions and backgrounds.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, in the week following the Presidential election, there were 51 anti-Muslim hate incidents in the United States, and 206 anti-immigrant incidents. Almost 50 hate incidents were reported in New York State alone.
“This election has brought with it near-unprecedented rates of anti-Muslim hate and bias,” said City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer.
“Children are frightened. It’s important that we all step up on behalf of our friends and neighbors. I’m here at the Razi school today to tell these children that we are here for them and we will keep them safe, and that our Queens values include love for our neighbors of all religions and backgrounds.”